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numbness in hands

call me crazy ...

but ive been sleeping really horribly the last month and i noticed that im always waking up to my hands numb .. one or the other depending if im sleeping on it or whatever it is ..it always goes away as soon as i wake up and move around ..

can it be caused simply by me sleeping on my hands under my head? i feel like this has never happened before unless i never payed attention and because ive been paranoid lately i notice every little different movement ..

is it just the way im sleeping?
i work at a bank so im counting money all day and typing and using my hands .. maybe thats what is effecting me more?

sincerely,
crazy mind.
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1969625 tn?1536531717
it is probably that your hand arm is so asleep depending on how long you were sleeping on it ..give it time it usually comes back normal
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome does start manifesting as you describe.  I have had this from sleeping on my arms, reducing the circulation and wake up with them numb, and have also had the symptoms appear regularly from poor ergonomics sitting at my desk.  Once I make sure that my chair supported my arms so that my hands and wrists are straight as I type, the CTS symptoms disappeared.  If this is new and often, check your working position and I bet the symptoms will go away in a week or two.
363281 tn?1590104173
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Hello~I have this issue myself. For me, it is due to vertebrae in my neck being out and pinching nerves, my chiropractor usually helps this issue. Yes, sleeping with your hand under your head or pillow will also cause this.

Counting money and typing can also contribute to this, I would ask to be checked for carpal tunnel, it is not unusual for a typist or someone using their hands a lot, to have this issue.
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